Info and news of the goings on in my life of fishing with the fly and fiberglass fly rods.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Back to Paradise, I mean hell!!
Went to Paradise Springs this morning for a few short hours, I'm not a big fan of getting out of bed early on the weekends but the seasons gonna be coming to a close soon so I try to get out at any opportunity. I arrived and the mosquitoes were THICK, ridiculous!! I almost turned around and went back to bed. I forgot the OFF with 300% more deet so I had to use that crap called Repel, not a good bug spray for swarms of bugs. I got on the pond and saw the usual trout swimming about. I first tried my favorite leech pattern to no avail, not a single hit or even a follow up. After that I tied on a Damsel nymph of my own design; I did land one Brown on that one, a chubby guy maybe 12 inches or so. Tried that Damsel for a while at different depths, the pond gets pretty deep, crimped on a split shot to get it in the range of the fish but no more hits on that one. Switched to a Mercers' buggy Hex, just for kicks, bigger fly; just to see what might interest them; hooked and landed another good Brown. Continued to fish that pattern with no success. Tied on the beadhead rubber legged hares ear; brought another Brown to the net on that one. By this time my lousy ass bug spray was not doing the job and I was getting bit all over any open patch of skin; So I packed it up and headed back home! Hopefully I'll get back up there again before the season closes.
Hello, welcome to my site, the home of Coulee Valley Rod Company.I have been casting flies for almost thirty years, I've been tying flies for over thirty.I am entirely self taught in both areas fo tying and rod building.I tied commercialy when I was in my teens and started building rods for my own use back in 2004.I am a hobbyist builder looking to bring fiberglass rods to people who like small stream fishing.I am a father of two and husband to a loving and very supportive wife.